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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro City Essentials Including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf
"Begin your day with convenient pickup service at either your hotel the airport or cruise terminal. Board a private vehicle with your English-speaking driver/guide. Head to the Corcovado train station. Leave your driver/guide and take the train up the mountain. Visit Christ the Redeemer Statue. Return to the designated m along a scenic drive through Tijuca Park. See the world's largest urban forest. Visit the Chinese View and the Emperor's Table observation points. Head north of the city to Maracana one of the world's most famous football stadiums. Take a 40-minute tour of the stadium (own expense). Enjoy some Brazilian cuisine at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading to the Selaron Stairs. Admire this staircase decorated with colo an old aqueduct and interesting architectural landmark. Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Drive through Flamengo Park to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Take the cable car up the mountain on your own. See the majestic landscape and view the sunset from at a wealthy neighborhood dating back to the 1920s. Relax during a short drive through this area.Return to hotel at the end of the tour."""
From $169.00
 
One Day In Rio de Janeiro: City Sightseeing Tour
"This tour begins with a visit to the Corcovado Mountain. The statue is 710 meters tall and from that point you'll get a privileged view of the city. The ride to the base of the statue of Christ the Redeemer is a short drive of about 20 minutes through th you are greeted by the main monument of Brazil and a World Heritage site which introduces you to the city of Rio. After this visit the tour heads towards the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro then the Sambódromo and the city tour ends with a visit to Journalist Mario Filho Stadium popularly known as Maracanã for an outside visit. You'll then head to a steakhouse for lunch and then visit the Sugar Loaf. Located at the Urca neighborhood
From $134.00
 
Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro
"After early morning hotel pickup you'll enjoy a tour of Christ the Redeemer without many of the crowds. On the way you will enjoy views of Copacabana beach Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara. Before heading up you'll reach Tijuca Forest stopping at Paineiras to board the vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument lasts approximately 45 minutes. In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m)
From $165.00

Bus in Rio Tips (27)

From Galeão Airport toTerminal Alvorada by BRT.

The International Airport of Rio de Janeiro / Galeão (IATA: GIG; Official name: Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport) is located on an island (Ilha do Governador) northeast of the city, and...
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AMADEUSBAHR
Aug 24, 2014

Airport Real to Zona Sul

If you got the time and tight budjet your best bet from GIG to Copacabana and Ipanema is Real bus 2018. Very simple from the airport. Has a designated stop and booth. From the beach area going back to...
saipele
Jan 29, 2010

Buses to Corcovado

Rather than a taxi, take a bus to Corcovado — to the station for the cog–train that will take you to the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) monument that is a symbol of Rio. (Oh, you must still...
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NedHopkins
May 30, 2008

Looking for a cheap ride to the airport?

Look no further then the "Real Bus"! For R$6,50 you can take a Real bus and save you some reais if you were to travel in a taxi. If you've been to Rio before, you know the airport is WAY out in the...
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HispanicYob
Feb 12, 2008

The buses are crazy in Rio!

And I mean that! They haul like nobody's business! They're good in getting to where you need to go quick! Some buses have air-conditioning and others don't. A little tip, make sure you ask the driver...
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HispanicYob
Feb 10, 2008

Rio - Buzios by bus

Buzios is an old fish village location, discovered by Brigitte Bardot in early 60’s. Nowadays is a cozy small town away from Rio. It offers "pousadas" (B & B) with great views of the bay. Local...
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Solaragua
Feb 03, 2008

IF YOU HAVE TIME IN RIO, WHY NOT?

It is more and more common when you are in US or in the UK to make the following itinerary when we travel to South America, most common destination is RIO - IGUAZU FALLS - BUENOS AIRES, or in the way...
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RafaelTheSecond
Nov 01, 2007

Taking the buses is fairly easy

The fares are listed on the bus, you pay the cashier and then enter the turnstile - you can tell the person know where you want to get of and they will let you know when your stop comes...most are...
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oceania26
Dec 09, 2006

MY CHILDREN IN THE METRO BUS :)

Our metro has TWO LINES, but when there is no subway station, the Metro provides buses to take us to the Station, and Copacabana is very well served with this bus. Cheap (2.30 reais, less than one...
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RafaelTheSecond
Aug 22, 2006

2113

Taquara-Castelo/ Castelo TaquaraThis bus is a great way to go around in Rio. The Bus has AC and it's very confortable. I always found a seat. It cost U$ 1.5 and you can go from Barra da Tijuca to...
ccmfarias
Jul 27, 2006

THE NUMBERS AND THE DESTINATIONS

As I told you above, the destination and the numbers are very important in the bus system of Rio. Public Transportation in Rio is plenty of different option, and the ticket varies between 1.90 reais...
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RafaelTheSecond
Jun 19, 2006

COLOURFUL BUSES

RIO IS BASICALLY DIVIDED BY 3 MAIN PARTS...ACTUALLY ANOTHER AREA IS GETTING IMPORTANT, BUT THE 3 PARTS THAT YOU WILL BE AROUND ARE...THE ZONA SUL, CENTRO AND ZONA NORTE. The hotel and best area in the...
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RafaelTheSecond
Jun 19, 2006
 
 
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Quinta da Boa Vista Park

Ceramics from Seculo XVI and XIX. The Macacu 2 site is the one with the highest concentration of fine earthenware and stoneware. Linked to a period between the mid-eighteenth century until the late...
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Hiking

You can manage this soft hiking through a lovely hill that had been locked for all of us because of security reasons , but now is opened as a brightful revelation ! From there you can face 4 districts...
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Copacabana

I was mugged within the first few hours of arrival, outside of one of the best hotels on the strip. Lots of people witnessed, yet no one went after the thief. A few days later, some gypsy-type...
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Santa Teresa

Hiding in the hills above the energetic Lapa, the winding roads of the Santa Teresa district are a great destination for those looking to spend time away from Rio’s beaches. Its collection of cafes,...
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Igreja de Nossa

The church museum was founded in 1939 ready for the church's bicentennial. It contains objects such as documents, plates, chalices, paintings and furniture previously used for celebrating mass and...
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Urca

Urca is a naturally lush and beautiful residential neighborhood in Rio that sometimes goes unnoticed. It's only a 10 minute cab ride from Copacabana and it should cost you about $10-15. Urca is...
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